What He's Poised to Do


Product Details

$13.99  $13.01
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.35 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Ben Greenman is a contributing writer to the New Yorker and a New York Times bestselling author who has written both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent novel is The Slippage. He has also collaborated with Questlove on both the hip-hop memoir Mo' Meta Blues and the forthcoming Something to Food About, an investigation of the intersection of creativity and food, and he co-wrote George Clinton's memoir Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.


"Ben Greenman's masterwork of stories inspired by letters offers fresh insight into the mysteries of intimacy. A seriously brilliant and lyrical piece of modern fiction, with characters so alive and sincere and full of longing, they may climb out of the book and follow you home."--Simon Van Booy, author of the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award-winning Love Begins in Winter
"Ben Greenman's prose is characterized by an effortless musicality. This collection finds him in peak form, simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious. But it's the beauty of his language that gets me."--Rhett Miller, lead singer, The Old 97s
"This book is like a strobe light--in short, sharp bursts, Ben Greenman renders the world we know into something startling, hypnotizing, and downright trippy."--Daniel Handler
"Greenman offers quiet, serious stories lifted by occasional humor and linked by instances of written correspondence. "--New York Times Book Review
"What a fine and unique writer Ben Greenman is. I love his sentences, his precision. I feel like he's absorbed and digested so much great literature, distilling it all to create his own fantastic universe of stories and ideas."--Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!
"Romantic and compulsively readable, What He's Poised to Do will appeal to anyone who's ever been in love, had a broken heart, or been misunderstood."--Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West
"Ben Greenman's What He's Poised to Do is a terrific collection--a set of elegant, inventive dispatches that knock around space and time, and the wrenching gaps between people, to chart a world of previously unnamed moments and emotions."--Jess Walter, author of The Financial Lives of the Poets